Air Seychelles Commences Flight Service to Mumbai
Air Seychelles, the national carrier of the Republic of Seychelles, today commenced thrice-weekly flights to the Indian city of Mumbai.
The historic maiden flight, operating under code HM 260, touched down at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport at 2:55 am, where it was greeted by a traditional water cannon salute and by a party of dignitaries and airport representatives.
Onboard the inaugural flight was a high-profile delegation comprising Manoj Papa, Air Seychelles’ Chief Executive Officer; Sherin Naiken, Chief Executive Officer of the Seychelles Tourism Board; Freddy Karkaria, Chairman of the Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association, government officials, tourism and trade partners, senior executives from the carrier and representatives from the Indian and business communities, who participated in a cake-cutting ceremony shortly after disembarking.
Situated on India’s west coast, Mumbai is the financial and economic powerhouse of India and the home of Bollywood. With an estimated population of 21 million, it is the largest and wealthiest urban centre in India, with a rising and significant tourism market.